Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies

Crafty, Domestic, Kids

Wee One #2 is a serious Barbie kid and loves all things pink, so naturally for her 6th birthday we went all out. She’s really turning into a mini May and it’s totally happening just by watching me. When she decided she wanted a Barbie party she did three things that struck me as so very … me. First, she went to Google for inspiration. Next, she made a board on Pinterest (right here if you’re interested) and pinned things she found and wanted to incorporate into her party. These two steps alone only really prove that she was born after 2000, right? I mean most kids (especially kids with computer geeky parents) would think to do this, right? The third thing though, totally me. She passed over all the glossy post-1980 Barbies and was only interested in the vintage style black and pink old school Barbies. Love!!!

I whipped up some fuchsia buttercream for her three tiered cake, strung vintage Barbie printables and small disco balls from pink curling ribbon from our kitchen chandelier, and set up a cute pink table with treats, loot bags, cutlery, and candy kabobs – as per her instructions! The pink cookies I had made before and liked, but I didn’t loooove them. She however, did. So she insisted they be included in her party and all her wee little girlfriends really, really liked them. I thought the bright pink and black candy kabobs would have stolen the show, or that the crazy sugar coma inducing cake with buttercream would do it, but no. It was the pink jello cookies.

Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies

The Chocolate Cake was the same chocolate cake I usually make, with Classic Wilton Buttercream.

Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Pink Jello Cookies via Kraft Recipes
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) Jello Cherry Flavor Gelatin, divided
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Cream the butter till smooth (don’t skip this), then add the sugar and one of the jello packages. Beat till totally smooth.
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Now add the egg and vanilla.
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Slooooowly add in the flour and stop once it’s all combined and pink.
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Empty the other jello package in a small bowl, and roll up all of the dough into smallish balls. I got almost 5 dozen. Drop each ball hehe into the jello powder to coat it.
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
Flatten each ball with the back of a glass and bake at 400F for 8 minutes.
Barbie Party and Pink Jello Cookies
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